Who doesn’t love a super easy Dollar Tree pumpkin craft?? I know I sure do. And I’d rather make some awesome DIY mercury glass pumpkins myself than spend a fortune on them in an high end store.
So if you’re looking for some of the best Dollar Tree pumpkin crafts to do on a budget, then you’ve come to the right place!
With only a handful of materials needed for this easy DIY, you will have some beautiful faux mercury glass pumpkins in just a few minutes!
I absolutely love how they turned out and I can’t want to decorate and style with them for the fall season!
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Materials Needed for DIY Mercury Glass Pumpkins:
- Dollar Tree pumpkins
- Target Dollar Spot pumpkins
- Metallic spray paint, I used copper and gold
- White distilled vinegar
- Spray bottle, to pour vinegar in
Spray the Pumpkins with Vinegar
I originally went in to my local Dollar Tree looking for the little mini glass looking pumpkins. However, my Dollar Tree didn’t have the mini ones and just had the bigger ones instead.
But, I ended up liking the bigger ones more anyway because they already had a light inside of them. So I could get a nice cozy glow from them as well. And they were still only $5 each so they didn’t really break the bank.
I also ended up getting some tiny pumpkins and gourds from the Target Dollar Spot to experiment on as well. These pumpkins weren’t glass looking, just regular ceramic, so I wasn’t sure how they would turn out.
I started with the bigger pumpkins from the Dollar Tree. The first thing you need to do to create these DIY mercury glass pumpkins, is to spray them all over with vinegar.
Simply pour your white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle and go to town on the pumpkins!
Spray the Pumpkins with Spray Paint
The next step is to spray the pumpkins with spray paint right after the vinegar. No reason to let them dry in between. Just go for it again!
Like I mentioned above, I used copper and gold. But you could also do silver as well. Any of the metallic spray paint colors will do here.
I love how unique and custom you can make these faux mercury glass pumpkins when you actually make them yourself instead of buying them!
I have more copper and gold tones in my house so I knew that would look better than silver when I went to go and decorate with them.
Spray the Pumpkins Again with Vinegar
The final step to these DIY mercury glass pumpkins is to spray them with vinegar again. And do it right after the spray paint. No reason again to let them dry in between.
You want the paint to be a little wet when you spray the vinegar back onto it. That will give it the aged, mercury glass look.
After spraying them with vinegar for a second time, I let them dry overnight. Then, by the morning, I was ready to decorate with them!
As I mentioned above, I tried this same process with the ceramic Target Dollar Spot pumpkins as well. And I am happy to report that it worked just the same with those too!
They don’t have as much of a mercury glass look to them like the Dollar Tree ones, but they still look aged and vintage, which I love. So I think you could really do this process on any kind of pumpkin and get away with it!
How to Decorate the Dollar Tree Pumpkins
Once my pumpkins were finished, I decided to place them on my dining room table centerpiece. Since I have a lot of copper tones already in the dining room, they looked perfect there!
And, I also have a few battery operated candles on there, so these light up pumpkins fit in nicely with those. It definitely gives my dining room table a nice and cozy fall glow!
I am so happy with how easy this Dollar Tree pumpkin craft turned out to be and I hope y’all try these DIY mercury glass pumpkins out too sometime!
And be sure to follow me over on Pinterest and save this idea pin of my DIY Mercury Glass Pumpkins for easy future reference too!